FAITHBOOK – ORTHODOXY
The difference between Christianity and communism
Elder Joel Yannakopoulos of Kalamata, Greece (+1966)
A communist once told Fr. Joel, “Father, communism is the same as Christianity! In terms of society, there’s no difference between them. Both communism and Christianity want equality, brotherhood, and social justice.”
“However, there is one small difference,” said Fr. Joel.
“Christianity tells its followers: ‘Why do you have, and another does not? Go and give to him!’ But communism tells its followers: ‘Why does another have, and you do not? Go and take from him!’ Do you see the difference?”